|Managers:||Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño|
|Team Captain:||Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño|
|Affiliated Teams (Former):||Origen Academy|
|Sister Team (Current):||Origen ESP|
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- 1 History
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Player Roster
- 4 Player LCS Participation
- 5 Organization
- 6 Team Achievements
- 7 Highlight Videos
- 8 Videos
- 9 Interviews
- 10 Articles
- 11 See Also
- 12 Gallery
- 13 External Links
- 14 References
Origen is a Spanish-based team that was founded by xPeke to compete in the League Championship Series.
Origen was initially founded by xPeke in December 2014 after he departed Fnatic to found his own team. Jungler Amazing (of Team SoloMid), support Mithy (formerly of Lemondogs, and rookie AD carry Niels joined xPeke as he played mid lane. xPeke's former Fnatic teammate sOAZ joined shortly thereafter to play top lane. Origen established a base and gaming house in Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain.
Origen qualified for the EUCS Spring Qualifier via the Challenger Ladder, where they beat Millenium Spirit in their bracket final, securing their qualification to the EUCS Spring Season. Origen were unbeaten until their penultimate game of the split, against LowLandLions.White, and despite dropping that one game easily secured first place in the regular season. Origen also placed highly in tournaments throughout this period, winning the ESL MWC Challenge and Gamers Assembly 2015. The Spring Playoffs saw Origen beat Reason Gaming in the semifinals 2-1 and then going on to sweep Copenhagen Wolves Academy (the team formerly known as LowLandLions.White) in the final to win the tournament and secure automatic qualification to the LCS Summer Season. Notably, their last game against CW Academy ended on a Zed backdoor by xPeke reminiscent of his famous backdoor at IEM Katowice in 2013, and the team would become known for its backdoor plays to win games.
Throughout the EU LCS Summer Season, Origen jostled for 2nd position with H2k-Gaming, while Fnatic sat far ahead in an undefeated 1st place throughout. Impressive individual performances helped the team ultimately secure that 2nd place regular season finish, and with it a bye past the Summer Playoffs quarterfinal round. In the semifinals, Origen faced off against rivals H2k and won 3-1; perhaps even more impressively, they took two games off Fnatic in the finals despite ultimately losing the series. Their second-place overall finish earned Origen 90 Championship Points, enough for the second seed in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. There, they beat Team ROCCAT in a 3-2 series and then Unicorns of Love in an easy 3-0 and successfully qualified for the 2015 World Championship, where they would play as Europe's #3 seed. Shortly after their qualification, LeDuck decided to leave his role of head coach. He was replaced by analyst Hermit.
At the 2015 World Championship, Origen were drawn into Group D along with Team SoloMid, KT Rolster, and LGD Gaming. Origen went 3-0 in the 1st week of the round robin and ended the group with a 4-2 record, meaning they would advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. Origen won their quarterfinal series 3-1 against the Flash Wolves, becoming the first Western team to win a best-of-five at a World Championship, but were later knocked out by SK Telecom T1, the eventual champions, in the semifinals. Origen, along with fellow semifinalists Fnatic, placed higher than any Western team at Worlds since 2012.
After rumors that xPeke would retire from competitive play, Origen announced a six-man roster for the 2016 season, including former Unicorns of Love mid laner PowerOfEvil and xPeke as co-mid laners. Head coach Hermit also left the team. Their new roster, with PowerOfEvil starting in every game, debuted at IEM San Jose, where after a quarterfinal bye they swept Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming to win the tournament. Not only was it Origen's first international tournament victory, but it was also first time a European team won a major event with a Korean team present since Gambit Gaming's victory at IEM Season VII Katowice, a year and a half beforehand.
Origen's performance at IEM San Jose resulted in their qualification to the IEM World Championship. At the tournament, they first lost to Royal Never Give Up in the upper bracket of their group before then losing to Team SoloMid in the lower bracket, resulting in the team's elimination from the tournament.
EU LCS Spring Split
Although xPeke and PowerOfEvil continued to ostensibly be co-midlaners, PowerOfEvil played all but three games throughout the spring split of the LCS. After a rocky start, Origen climbed to fifth place at 11-7 and secured a berth in the spring playoffs. There, Origen defeated Unicorns of Love and H2k Gaming before falling to G2 Esports in their second straight finals loss.
EU LCS Summer Split
Despite Origen's relative success in the spring, AD carry Niels (since renamed to Zven) and support Mithy departed for G2 Esports, citing the team's stressful environment throughout the split. Origen signed LCS veteran FORG1VEN to AD carry along with G2's former support Hybrid.
Before the summer 2016 split, the EU LCS reorganized into a round-robin Best-of-Two format. Origen struggled to progress with its new roster, picking up only two series wins the entire split and staying in relegation territory throughout. Adding to the team's problems, FORG1VEN departed the team after three weeks and left Origen without an AD carry. As their substitute mid laner, xPeke stepped in to the AD carry role for much of the remainder of the season. He was briefly replaced by Lithuanian rookie Toaster, but xPeke moved back to the starting position only ten days later. Origen ended in ninth place with a 2-8-8 series record, cementing their unenviable berth in the upcoming Promotion Tournament.
In a close series in the Promotion Tournament, Origen defeated Misfits 3-2 to retain their LCS position.
Following the disastrous summer split of 2016, all of Origen's players left the organization except xPeke, who moved back to a substitute mid position. Origen signed top laner Satorius of the Challenger Series Epsilon eSports, jungler Wisdom and support Hiiva of Misfits, LCS veteran Tabzz as AD carry, and rookie korean mid laner NaeHyun to round out its new roster.
EU LCS Spring Split
- January 2nd, Satorius, Wisdom, NaeHyun, Tabzz, and Hiiva join. xPeke moves back to mid laner.
- January 5th, TynX and Iluzjonist join as subs. Araneae rejoins as a sub. Toaster and Zhergoth leave.
- February 1st, TynX and Iluzjonist leave.
- February 28th, Hiiva leaves.
- March 4th, xPeke moves to starting support.
- March 7th, Cinkrof joins. Iluzjonist rejoins as a sub.
- March 13th, Wisdom leaves.
- March 14th, Araneae leaves.
- April 20th, Satorius leaves.
- April 26th, Cinkrof and Tabzz leave.
- April 27th, NaeHyun leaves. LeDuck is set to leave on April 30th.
- April 30th, LeDuck leaves.
- January 7th, Casadar and Araneae leave. xPeke moves to sub. Niels renames to Zven.
- February 11th, Hazel leaves. xPeke becomes interim coach.
- February 25th, NicoThePico joins as an analyst. Araneae rejoins as sub.
- March 1st, xPeke moves back to the starting roster.
- April 3rd (approx.), NicoThePico moves to head coach.
- May 17th, Zven and mithy leave.
- May 18th, FORG1VEN and Hybrid join. Araneae leaves.
- June 7th, xPeke moves to AD carry. FORG1VEN moves to sub.
- June 21st, team announces Javier Zafra de Jáudenes as CEO.
- July 6th, Araneae rejoins as head coach. NicoThePico leaves.
- July 12th, FORG1VEN leaves. Toaster joins. Zhergoth joins as a sub. xPeke moves to sub.
- July 22nd, xPeke moves back to starting AD carry. Toaster moves to sub.
- August 22nd, Hybrid leaves.
- November 4th, LeDuck rejoins as head coach. Araneae leaves coaching role.
- November 8th, sOAZ and Amazing leave.
- December 9th, PowerOfEvil leaves.
- January 15th, sOAZ officially joins.
- February (approx.), Casadar joins as a sub.
- February 20th, Veteran and Hermit join as analysts.
- March 4th, Ozone Gaming sponsors Origen.
- April 8th, 1st place in the 2015 EUCS Spring Playoffs and automatic promotion to the 2015 EU LCS Summer Season.
- April 30th, LeDuck joins as coach, initially on a trial period.
- May (approx.), Araneae and Cyanide join as subs.
- August 31st, 1st place in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals and qualification for the 2015 World Championships.
- September 1st, LeDuck leaves.
- September 17th, Hermit moves to head coach.
- October 24th, 3rd-4th place in the 2015 Season World Championship.
- November 13th, team announces a six-player roster. PowerOfEvil joins.
- November 16th, Hermit leaves.
- November 22nd, 1st place at IEM Season X - San Jose.
|xPeke||Enrique Cedeño Martínez||Support||2019-11-18|
|NaeHyun||Yoo Nae-hyun (유내현)||Mid||Crew e-Sports Club|
|Cinkrof||Jakub Rokicki||Jungle||Dark Passage|
|Tabzz||Erik van Helvert||AD|
|Araneae||Alvar Martín Aleñar||Sub/Jungle||ThunderX3 Baskonia|
|Wisdom||Kim Tae-wan (김태완)||Jungle||Team AURORA|
|TynX||Kristian Østergaard||Sub/Jungle||Oyun Hizmetleri|
|Toaster||Augustas Ruplys||Sub/AD||KIYF eSports Club|
|Zhergoth||Benjamin Sánchez||Sub/Top||Fnatic Academy|
|Zven||Jesper Svenningsen||AD||G2 Esports|
|mithy||Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez||Support||G2 Esports|
|Casadar||Mikkel Lund-Madsen||Sub/Top||Enigma Esports|
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
- Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Spring 2017
|xPeke||Enrique Cedeño Martínez||Founder, Owner, & Manager|
|Skadi||Sara Abelló||Graphic Designer|
|Fr33stylez||Silvano Allemekinders||Community Manager|
|Lynwulf||Sara Abelló||Graphic Designer|
|LeDuck||Titus Hafner||Head Coach|
|jzafra||Javier Zafra de Jáudenes||Chief Executive Officer||H2k-Gaming|
|Araneae||Alvar Martín Aleñar||Head Coach|
|PapaB3ar||Marck Hernandez||General Manager|
|Ch3rryBomb||Ioana Popa||Chief Editor & Social Media Manager||ePunks|
|shuBi||Dwight Casin||Graphic Designer||ePunks|
|Nullien||María Aranel||News Writer||G2 Vodafone|
|Henz||Josh Rigg||Graphic Designer||Splyce|
|kina||Clément Piovesan||News Editor|
|NicoThePico||Nicholas Korsgaard||Head Coach||Fnatic|
|Hazze||Tom Koller||Graphic Designer|
|Bali||Ana Negueruela Palomo||Team Manager|
|Hazel||Nicolai Larsen||Head Coach||Low Priority|
|Hermit||Tadayoshi Littleton||Head Coach||NRG Esports|
|Empyre||Naser Al-Naqi||Analyst||NRG Esports|
- January 22nd, Highlights OG vs H2K Week 1 Day 1 (8m15s)
- February 18th, [EU LCS] sOAZ with the xPeke's Special! Backdoor against Elements! (1m)
- March 11th, [EU LCS] Yet another crazy ending from Origen! (52s)
- April 1st, [LoL] Origen's Top 5 Plays from the 2016 Spring Split (2m37s)
- January 13th, Condemned to relegation: Breaking down Origen's roster by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
- February 14th, Origen's Chasing Glory - Pilot Episode by Origen
- February 25th, Origen's Chasing Glory - Episode 2 by Origen
- March 2nd, Origen's Chasing Glory - Episode 3 by Origen
- March 16th, Origen's Chasing Glory - Episode 4 by Origen
- March 23rd, Origen's Chasing Glory - Episode 5 by Origen
- April 10th, Origen's Chasing Glory - Episode 6 by Origen
- April 15th, Origen's Chasing Glory - Episode 7 by Origen
- April 27th, Origen's Chasing Glory - Episode 8 by Origen
- July 13th, Origen's Chasing Glory S2 EP1 - "A new beginning" by Origen
- July 21st, Origen's Chasing Glory S2 EP2 - "Changes" by Origen
- July 30th, Origen's Chasing Glory S2 EP3 - "Fan Support" by Origen
- March 4th, ORIGEN: A Fresh Start by LoL Esports
- April 14th, Origen Team - Surprise Interview by Ozone Gaming
- August 16th, interview with Origen's Analyst Hermit by esportsheaven
- September 17th, Origen announces Tadayoshi “Hermit” Littleton as new Head Coach with Origen
- October 10th, Origen’s coach Hermit comes out of his shell with LoL Esports
- January 19th, The hows and whys of Origen's two mid-laners by Jem Alexander on LoL Esports
- March 30th, False promises: Kelsey Moser's 5 storylines to watch ahead of Origen vs. Unicorns of Love by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- March 31st, Another time around for Origen and Unicorns of Love in LCS playoffs by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- April 3rd, Fnatic Impresses, Origen Reassures at EU LCS quarterfinals by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- April 7th, Kelsey Moser's EU LCS Semifinals Preview: H2K, Origen and the final that should have been by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- April 7th, EU LCS Semifinal preview: H2k-Gaming vs. Origen by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- April 12th, Analyzing Origen’s Odds at Rotterdam by James "Obscurica" Chen on PVPLive
- June 16th, Xpeke: Origen on the hunt for a new, young ADC to nurture by Phillip "Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- June 30th, Great xPektations: Assessing Origen's room for growth with an unconventional ADC by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- January 7th, An analysis of Origen from Gold per 10
- March 2nd, Origen: Coming to Power from Team Acer
- April 9th, Origen ascend to the LCS from MARCA (Spanish)
- July 23rd, No Pressure: Origen's First Split in the LCS from LoL Esports
- August 15th, Origen: the European Kalista team from theScore
- September 11th, The Origen of a championship (Official 2015 Worlds Team Preview) from LoL Esports
- September 11th, Worlds 2015 Team profile - Origen from Esports Heaven
- September 27th, The Road to Worlds: an in-depth look at Origen from theScore
- October 7th, No longer Fnatic Black: a look at Origen's Group Stage success by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- October 28th, The Uphill: Assessing Origen's decision to retain a bottom-focused identity by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- November 24th, Triple threat: Is Origen Europe's next powerhouse team? by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Splyce
- December 31st, Top Tales of 2015 PT 1. - The Birth of Origen by DreXxiN on Esports Heaven
- Mithy explica las razones de su salida de Origen gamingesports.com
- Origen Roster Announcement youtube.com
- Origen's Tweet twitter.com
- xPeke's Tweet twitter.com
- Origen's Tweet twitter.com
- Satorius' Tweet twitter.com
- Cinkrof's Tweet twitter.com
- Tabzz's Tweet twitter.com
- Origen's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Origen's Facebook postfacebook.com
- Changes to our Coaching Staff origen.gg
- Changes in Origen origen.gg
- FORG1VENGRE, Hybrid listed as starters for Origen thescoreesports.com
- Important: Roster Update origen.gg
- Origen under new management origen.gg
- Changes to our coaching staff origen.gg
- H2K's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Toaster will be the new ADC and Zhergoth new sub origen.gg
- Hybrid's Tweet twitter.com
- Changes to our coaching staff origen.gg
- Major changes in the Origen lineup origen.gg
- Misfits' Facebook Post facebook.com
- Introducing Origen’s top laner origen.gg
- Hermit's Tweet twitter.com
- Ozone Gaming and Origen join forces
- Introducing Origen’s coach origen.gg
- LeDuck's Twitlonger twitlonger.com
- Origen announces Tadayoshi “Hermit” Littleton as new Head Coach origen.gg
- Future origen.gg
- Origen's Twitter Post twitter.com